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Level of acidity (pH)
Some products directly contain acids and alkalis (soluble salts), others increase acidity or alkalinity in the body in combination with juices and digestive acids (acid lemons promote alkalinity increase). As mentioned above, a diet rich in alkalinity-enhancing products plays a key role in maintaining long-term health. It promotes detoxification, because the body is already working on eliminating acid waste metabolism. The optimal state of the internal environment of the body is slightly more alkaline than neutral. You can easily check your pH with a litmus test moistened with saliva. They are available in health food stores.
Table No. 2. List of products that increase the acidity and alkalinity of the internal environment of the body
| Products that promote acidity || Products that increase alkalinity |
| Alcohol || Nuts || Most ripe fruits |
| Bananas || Pork || Most vegetables |
| Beans || Plums and Prunes || Barley |
| (most species) || Rice || Buckwheat |
| Beef || Carbonated drinks || Brown rice |
| A hen || Crustaceans || Kinoa |
| Most cereals || Sugar || Lima beans |
| Dairy || Sweet potato || Adzuki beans |
| Eggs || Tomatoes (processed) || Soya beans |
| A fish || Turkey || Brazilian nut |
| Mutton || Unripe fruit || Sprouted almonds |
The increased acidity of the internal environment of the body is manifested by a decrease in bone density. An increasing number of women are diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis. In such cases, most doctors prescribe additional calcium and encourages their patients to consume more dairy products in order to receive more building material for bones. They do not understand that the bone, like an alka-zeltzer tablet, secretes its salts in an attempt to neutralize the constantly increased acidity of the blood. The bones dissolve because of the acids contained in the blood, and the doctors recommend eating more dairy products that promote acidity. In addition, calcium is not deposited in bones without a certain level of vitamin D, and physicians very rarely prescribe an analysis for the content of this vitamin. If, in such situations, a diagnosis of "toxicity damage" was made and the determination of acidity was prescribed, this would be the first step towards improving the body.
Eating away from home during the elimination diet is not a problem. You just have to pick more selectively where to go for a snack, and carefully study the menu. In Italian restaurants, where pizza and pasta are served, it is more difficult to avoid unacceptable food, but even there it is possible.
Typical restaurant dishes that do not meet the requirements of the elimination diet are sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza, pasta, sushi, tomato sauces, tofu dishes, wheat flour noodles, soy sauces, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and other egg dishes, tortilla of wheat flour , burrito, pancakes with meat, coffee and any desserts, except fruit salads and fruits.
Order dishes that contain a lot of protein, vegetables and allowed cereals, such as brown rice (a good option - Indian restaurants offering a wide range of vegetarian dishes). Ask the waiter to remove your wine glass and not bring a basket of bread, and you will see that the situation is much easier than you might think.
Marco, a native of Italy, addressed me a few days after he was diagnosed with lung cancer at a later stage, which already metastasized in other organs. He coughed, gasped, quickly tired and suffered from depression. The skin of his face was a grayish shade. The Italian physician took him several weeks of life and offered to undergo chemotherapy as a means of last resort. He boarded the plane and flew to New York.
During the conversation with him, I carefully weighed every word. It turned out that Marco throughout his life was an avid smoker, eating mostly red meat, pasta, bread, butter, cheese, fatty desserts and daily drank wine. He was very fond of dessert. From time to time he ate vegetables, abundantly flavored with mayonnaise.
There are many cases where patients, who were predicted by doctors for an early death, lived afterwards for decades. "Life does not end until it is over" -this is their motto. Almost all these wonderfully surviving people are united by one thing: for the sake of recovery they radically changed their lives. Those who were under the influence of severe stress, seriously engaged in meditation. Atheists have become profound believers. Fans of hamburgers became vegetarians.
Marco frowned when I talked about vegetable juices, which supply the body with nutrients, antioxidants and means for increasing the alkalinity of the blood. He could not imagine a life without meat and wine and categorically did not want to give up his long-standing habits.
Then I said to him: "There are no incurable diseases, there are incurable patients. Everything that you have done so far has not benefited your health. If you continue to behave in this way, you will endanger your own life. " In the end, he realized the seriousness of his situation, and in his mind there were cardinal changes. For him came the moment of truth, and he decided to try to perceive food not as a means of obtaining pleasure, but as a means of healing. A complete change in diet is not a guarantee of cure for any kind of ailment. Of course, I did not advise him to give up traditional methods of treatment. Marco's story serves as an illustration of the fact that the most effective tool for healing is the willingness to experience new ways of resolving the problem if previous approaches do not help.
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